Police Show Why You Always Need To Thaw A Turkey First If You Decide To Deep Fry It

Police Show Why You Always Need To Thaw A Turkey First If You Decide To Deep Fry It

There is nothing more telling of Thanksgiving Day than the smell of cooked turkey wafting through the house. Unless, of course, Thanksgiving smells to you like deep-fried Turkey wafting through the backyard.

For almost 25% of Americans consuming turkey on Thanksgiving, the preferred method of cooking the bird is in a huge vat of oil. Not only does deep-frying a turkey seal in the flavor and make it extra-delicious, it also cuts the cooking time in half.

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But if you are going to dunk your bird in a bath of boiling oil, please do yourself a favor and cook it outside… and never under any circumstances, ever put a frozen turkey straight into the oil!

Police officers and firefighters demonstrated why you should always thaw a frozen turkey before you deep-fry it and the results are alarming. Take a look at the following video and remember these statistics: each year, fryer fires are responsible for approximately 5 deaths, 60 injuries, and the destruction of nearly 900 homes on Thanksgiving Day.

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So have a happy Thanksgiving, but please don’t burn down your home!

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